FactWire, a new outlet based in Hong Kong, has raised more than HKD 3 million (£253,000) to launch as an investigative news agency.
The media company wanted to drive subscriptions with its Global Unlimited Investor Tools, add value with digital subscriber benefits, and increase investing content. It did all three.
Since June, Gawker, Salon, Guardian US and writers at Vice Media have all organized.
If scarcity is dead on the Web, the Charlotte Agenda didn’t get the memo.
Online publishers are increasingly experimenting with “distributed” publishing models, whereby they post content directly to social sites, messaging apps and other platforms instead of driving users back to their own websites or apps.
John Micklethwait, editor in chief of Bloomberg, laid out a new focus for the media company just hours after around 80 employees were let go across the company.
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
Bloomberg News, the global media organization headed by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, will lay off about 80 journalists this week in a rare retrenchment for the high-flying company.
Dean Murphy was named business editor of The New York Times in December 2012, replacing Larry Ingrassia, who had been the business editor since 2004.
The company responded with two moves that appear to have boosted investor confidence.
It currently employs about 230 people at its Hollywood studio space.
From the early days of the commercial Internet, Rupert Murdoch has expressed his frustration and anger over the disingenuousness that has allowed, under the guise of freedom and innovation, a widespread appropriation of otherwise protected content.
The issue of viewability, online ads people can actually see, is the cause of much Sturm und Drang among publishers and advertisers these days, but a new wave of media upstarts are hoping to sidestep the issue by designing ad-friendly sites early on.